Donald R. McConnell, 67, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Donald R. McConnell, 67, Watertown, passed away Thursday, June 13, at his residence.

A celebration of life will be 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home. There will be no burial. Calling hours will precede the service at the funeral home from 4 to 5 p.m.

Born Dec. 27, 1951, in Watertown, a son to the late Albert and Lila (Thomas) McConnell, he was educated locally and worked as a laborer at several north country businesses.

He is survived by a sister, Susie (McConnell) Calhoun; a sister-in-law, Judy McConnell; a niece, Kurrine Boone; a nephew, Christopher Boone; 3 great-nieces, Nyi’ma, Kristine and Naundi Boone; and three great-nephews, Christopher Boone II, Asher Stokes, Ezekiel Moore.

Donald was predeceased by his siblings, Lional, Glendon, Elwyn, Iona, Edith, Gloria, Avis; and a great-nephew, Melvin Stokes III.

Arrangements are with Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be made online at